15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome
— 4 nights
2
Milan
— 3 nights
3
Bologna
— 3 nights
4
Florence
— 4 nights

4
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Moscow, Russia to Rome is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in August: high temperatures in Rome hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Villa Borghese ©
Villa Borghese

3
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Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Citta Alta and Lake Orta. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Bergamo (Piazza Vecchia & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore), Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and San Giulio Island (in Orta San Giulio). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, take in the pleasant sights at I Navigli, and don't miss a visit to Dialogo nel Buio.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Milan road trip app.

Fly from Rome to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bergamo, Orta San Giulio, Lago Maggiore
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
La Citta Alta ©
La Citta Alta
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Bologna

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lido delle Sirene and Archiginnasio di Bologna. Venture out of the city with trips to Altamarea Beach Village (in Cattolica), Biblioteca Malatestiana (in Cesena) and Modena (Acetaia Villa San Donnino, Duomo di Modena, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, examine the collection at Museo Ducati, and make a trip to Piazza Verdi.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bologna trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Bologna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Modena, Cattolica, Museo Ducati, Biblioteca Malatestiana
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Acetaia Villa San Donnino ©
Acetaia Villa San Donnino
Altamarea Beach Village ©
Altamarea Beach Village
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca ©
Santuario di Madonna di San Luca

4
nights
Florence

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Pitti Palace. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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